This weekend was monumental for the DC extended universe. Wonder Woman lassoed the box office with a $100-million-dollar domestic opening, and with the pull from the foreign markets the film raked in over $220 million worldwide. Loved by fans and hailed by critics as DC’s best big screen effort, a sequel is inevitable, and in fact, Jenkins has already stated that she and actress Gal Gadot have contractual obligations to do another.
Director Patty Jenkins spoke with Entertainment Weekly in April, and she already has ideas for a sequel in mind, “The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right,” said Jenkins. “She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”
Of course, this isn’t the first she’s spoken about the potential sequels. In one interview in the past, there was an expressed interest to tackle other time periods, and in yet another piece, she seemed set to make a contemporary piece. Regardless of what the film ends up being, Jenkins seems to be the right person to bring back, given her belief in the character:
“I’m not a big obligation person when it comes to art. You want to do a movie like this because you believe in it. Then I had this revelation in the middle of the night: this is your dream cast, you’ve created a character that you love and you can say anything you want in the world right now.”
That is music to fans ears, a desire to make a sequel from a director that brought them a fantastic first installment, and if DC has their heads about them, they will let Jenkins see this vision through.
“Then I realized that Wonder Woman 2 is its own great movie. I made Wonder Woman. Now I want to make Wonder Woman 2. It’s a beautiful story to tell, an important time to tell it and with people that I love.”
Hopefully DC has now locked down a formula, while I enjoyed Man of Steel and certain aspects of Batman v Superman, the DCEU was not firing on all cylinders, and it appears as if Wonder Woman was the missing piece. DC also should consider bringing in Jenkins to consult and advise on the DCEU as a whole.
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